Kristen Hackett is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Psychology Program at the Graduate Center of the City of New York. Her research interests are in housing and community development in NYC, political and social responses to increasing insecurity and precarity and how art and technology can be used in consciousness-raising and/or resistance efforts, and to advocate for community/human-centered policy development. For her dissertation, Kristen is exploring these themes through the lens a proposed rezoning of Long Island City, NY.
In addition to working as a Digital Fellow with the Digital Scholarship Lab at the CUNY Graduate Center, Kristen is a Digital Pedagogy Fellow at City Tech’s OpenLab, the Coordinator of Organization and Action with OpenCUNY, and an Adjunct faculty member in the Urban Studies Department at Queens College. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Long Island City-based Justice for All Coalition, a community organization fighting for ‘real affordable housing and equal opportunities for good careers’.